In severe cases, the “ridge,” where the teeth were, has been lost and a bone graft is placed to increase ridge height and/or width. This is a technique used to restore the lost bone dimension when the jaw ridge gets too thin to place conventional implants. In this procedure, the bony ridge of the jaw is literally expanded by mechanical means.
Dr. Amin has mastered this technique and teaches it to other dentists. In fact, he is one of a few hundred dentists in the U.S. qualified in this procedure. It is a great way to have a bone replacement and drastically reduce pain and cost.
This bone expansion is sometimes done as a separate procedure or it may be done at the same time the implants are placed. If it is done in two stages, usually only 3-4 weeks of bone healing is all that is necessary. The implants will be placed at either the first or second stage.
The bone graft may have to heal for a few weeks before attaching the teeth to the dental implants.
Extraction Socket Bone Graft | Bone Widening/Expansion
Bone Grafting For Dental Implants
Nerve Repositioning – Lateralization | Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)